How Much Electricity Does an Average House Use in the United Kingdom?


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As of 2015, the average house in the United Kingdom uses between 2,000 and 4,900 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Factors such as the size of the home and weather conditions account for the range of usage.

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According to the World Energy Council, residents of Canada use the most electricity, followed closely by the United States. The United Kingdom is the sixth largest consumer of electricity worldwide. Residents of the UK use about 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per person annually, whereas the average person in the United States uses 4,500 kilowatt-hours. The lowest electricity consumption per person is in Nigeria at 74 kilowatt-hours, followed by India at 131 kilowatt-hours.

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